Monday, January 10, 2005

Reinforce heels?

Hi, I'm new to sock-knitting, so I'm looking for some advice! I've read somewhere that to reinforce the heels you can carry along sewing thread when knitting the heel - anyone ever tried this (any particular weight?), or think it's necessary? (I always wear out the heels first of my store-bought socks.) Thanks, and good luck everyone!


At 7:59 AM, Blogger Susan said...

If you use sock yarn with nylon added to it, it's really not necessary to reinforce the heels. But, you can buy reinforcement yarn that's made specifically for socks. I believe Elann sells it. It comes on small cards. The sewing thread you've heard about is called "Wooly Nylon." It's not regular cotton/polyester sewing thread. It's 100% nylon.

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the excellent advice!


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